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Alan Griffiths (alan_g) reports of the progress on revamping the Mir website, bug fixes and updates landing in master, the work on Snapcraft making it a lot easier to get, the egmde Snap has an “edge” branch tracking Mir development, and lastly is a UBports honorable mention with a screenshot of z5.
Sean M. Davis makes the September development update advising of visual improvements, bug fixes, and what is in the pipeline for the Cosmic release. Sean finishes with noting that anyone can make contributions and provides links for those interested.
=== See Canonical’s Mockups for a Major ‘Software Center’ Revamp ===
Joey Sneddon informs us that Canonical has a proposal for a major redesign of the Ubuntu Software program. In explaining his view, Joey depicts the shortcomings in the current software discovery, though acknowledging it gets the job done. Referring to Canonical's Matthew Paul Thomas' redesign, which Joey likens to a magazine, the new design is to include 'editorial' content, curated lists of apps, as well as tutorials, interviews with developers, and general news of the distro itself. Joey briefly discusses the desirability of developers being in control of this power, before he finishes with the reminder that currently this is discussion only.
Joey Sneddon tells us the 35th stable release of GNOME is out. With more than 24k changes, GNOME 3.30 will ship with Ubuntu 18.10. Joey then outlines the significant differences he sees in this release and provides some detail of them, including screenshots. Finally he advises where we can grab its source code.
=== Canonical Needs Your Help to Test Nvidia GPU Support for Ubuntu 18.10 and 18.04 ===
Marius Nestor writes that Canonical's Will Cooke has invited members of the Ubuntu community using Nvidia graphics cards to help in a testing program. Requiring a committed volunteer with dedicated Nvidia graphics to test both with proprietary and open-source drivers using either Ubuntu 18.04 or 18.10, in order to catch regressions early before patches go to the wider audience.
=== Mesa 18.2 Released With Vega 20 Support, OpenGL 4.4 Compat Profile & A Lot More ===
Michael Larabel reports on the third-quarter 2018 update. He notes many of the new features, improvements, and added support for newer Radeon and Intel hardware. Michael provides a link for the download and advises that 18.3 is in development with an expected release in late November or early December.
=== Mozilla Firefox 62 "Quantum" Is Now Available for All Supported Ubuntu Releases ===
Marius Nestor informs us that Firefox 62 'Quantum' has been released, and introduces Canadian English (en-CA), and richer web pages (CSS Shapes support) and beautiful typography (CSS Shapes support) as well as a brand-new Shape Path Editor in the CSS Inspector. It also includes a setting to distrust certificates issues by Symantec, which will be default in Firefox 63. Firefox 62 is available as a Snap or binary from Mozilla, and will be available on Ubuntu in a few days through normal upgrade procedures.
Alex Murray, Ubuntu Security Tech Lead at Canonical, tells us about this week's security updates, plus brief discussion of the Security team's audit of packages and positions available for hire. The updates include 29 unique CVEs addressed, plus other updates across all supported Ubuntu releases.
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